Belly fat can accumulate for a range of different reasons. Some temporary belly fat-developing factors
include recent childbirth and leftover baby weight (congrats, mamas!), increased stress, a high-sugar or
alcohol diet during the holidays and a decrease in exercise that might come about as a result of the winter
months and colder weather. On the other hand, you might be dealing with belly fat that is carried as a
result of a hormone imbalance, mental health struggles, genetics and
more. No matter the reason, I know that extra belly fat can be discouraging at times and stubborn to
eliminate. As a result, many people (myself included) look for ways to conceal or hide belly fat beneath
their everyday clothing.
I’m happy to report that while stubborn belly fat is something no one actually wants, it’s not a
direct link to serious health problems or something that should make you lose sleep. Instead, it’s a bit of
extra padding around your tummy area that can usually be minimized by staying active and eating yummy, fresh
foods. Still, I understand the desire to make belly fat appear less pronounced. It can make a world of
difference in terms of how you feel in your own clothes.
The good news is that hiding extra belly fat is relatively simple! It’s all about choosing the right type of
clothing and quality undergarments, like
wear underneath your outfits. In addition to these strategies, I also have a few tips for you to keep in
mind when shopping for and planning your belly-hiding outfits. Because it can be hard to conceal a big tummy
when wearing denim in particular, I’ve focused these tips and guidelines on how to hide belly fat in jeans.
Having said that, my tips are versatile and can definitely be applied to other outfits as well! Here’s what
you should keep in mind for hiding your belly fat in jeans.
Consider Tummy-Friendly Styles
When wondering how to hide belly fat in jeans, shopping thoughtfully can be a huge help. I like to do most of
my shopping online so I can try on everything from the comfort of my own home. This way, I never feel rushed
or pressured to keep anything. If you’re worried about needing another opinion, invite a close friend over
to help you decide on which pieces to keep and which to return. Otherwise, you can take mirror photos to
help give you a different perspective. You can always schedule an appointment with our Personal Shoppers as well. It’s
their job to help shoppers find clothing that works for their shape and size!
Pair Your Jeans with Shapewear
If there’s a number 1 rule I have for how to hide belly fat in jeans, it’s to wear shapewear under jeans. I
know this might seem a little weird to some of you because shapewear is commonly worn underneath garments
like dresses and skirts. While many shapewear garments work well underneath those pieces, there are many
options when it comes to pairing your jeans with shapewear for
The unique and extensive line of shapewear pieces from Leonisa do so much more than just smooth and define your shape underneath a tight dress. In fact, there’s a shapewear piece for every occasion and level of shaping power. Jeans in particular bring with them a set of specific shapewear criteria, of course. When pairing jeans with tummy control shapewear, there are a few things to keep in mind. The key is finding shapewear that covers your tummy but isn’t exposed by your jeans either. Like most clothing, it’s a good idea to try on a few different pieces of tummy-controlling shapewear in order to find your perfect style. Be sure to get a variation in compression levels, materials and cuts to see the difference. If you are looking to control your tummy with lighter weight garments that you can wear every day, I recommend wearing super comfy compression panties made with SkinFuse® material, our softest slimming technology. We also have leggings with targeted compression that slims where it counts: torso, hips, and legs down to mid-calf, making them ideal to wear under your favorite jeans. Who knows? Maybe you’ll love a certain piece of shapewear that doesn’t work great with jeans but would pair perfectly with another outfit. Here’s my list of the best jeans-approved shapewear to get you started:
Jean Styles That Hide Belly Fat
It’s important to think about certain styles of jeans in particular when shopping, whether you do so online
or in person. Keeping things narrowed down when shopping for jeans can also help you avoid impulse buys.
These are my favorite styles and rises for hiding belly fat in jeans:
Creating a Top-Notch Outfit
Once you have found a great pair of jeans and your perfect piece of tummy-controlling shapewear, it’s time to
think about the rest of your outfit. Pairing shapewear and jeans with a stylish top leaves you with
virtually endless possibilities. I love a top that shows off the shoulders with a fun neckline or strapless
cut. Since you’re wearing tummy-flattening shapewear, you won’t have to worry about using your shirt to
cover or hide the area. With your shapewear and a supportive waistline, you can try out new shirt styles and
materials to show off your personal style and create outfits you love. However you choose to style your
outfits, you can rest easy knowing you know how to hide belly fat under your jeans and start off your day
with a boost of confidence.